Radio Active

Spoof radio archives written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

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The National Local Radio Station links up with Bethlehem and drops in on sick kids.

Stars Geoffrey Perkins.

From December 1983.

0001The Oxford Revue Presents Radio Active19800408

Spoof and sketch-based radio show.

A selection of the finest national local radio output with Mike Stand, Anna Daptor and the rest of the team.

0101The Late Show With Mike Channel1981090820040105 (BBC7)
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Britain's National Local Radio Station, with the HeeBeeGeeBees.

Stars Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

From September 1981.

The first edition of the radio spoof, featuring the HeeBeeGeeBees, Recipe of the Day, Celebrity Reminiscences and lots of helpful time checks.

The very first edition, featuring the HeeBeeGeeBees, Recipe of the Day, Celebrity Reminiscences and lots of helpful time checks.

This week the national local radio station has features on how to boil an egg, the HeeBeeGeeBees and football managers.

0102Bedrock - The Early Morning Breakfast Show With Mike Flex1981091520040112 (BBC7)
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Featuring movie reviews, helpful hints in the event of a nuclear war and music from Status Quid.

0103The Midday Show With Anna Daptor1981092220040119 (BBC7)
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It's the mid-day slot on Radio Active with Anna Daptor.

The National Local Radio Station prepares to welcome some royal visitors.

0104The Radio Active Roadshow1981092920040126 (BBC7)
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AKA The Road Show

The crew are preparing for a road show and meeting their public - some of whom have never heard of Radio Active.

The National Local Radio Station is on the road - to meet the great listening public.

Stars Angus Deayton.

From September 1981.

0105What's News1981100620040202 (BBC7)
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The National Local Radio Station's worldwide update with Mike Flex and Mike Channel. Stars Angus Deayton. From October 1981.

The National Local Radio Station's worldwide update with Mike Flex and Mike Channel.

Stars Angus Deayton.

From October 1981.

Mike Flex and Mike Channel bring you 'news about the news and views about the news', plus a song from The Beagles.

Mike Flex and Mike Channel introduce the only local station to turn national.

0106 LASTThe Radio Active Awards1981101320050131 (BBC7)
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It's the Radio Active Awards ceremony.

There's a bit of competition around and that's just amongst the presenters.

The listeners' votes are in, so the National Local Radio Station tells you the winners!

0199The Hee Bee Gee Bees Story (introduced By Paul Burnett19811219
0204What's Going On?1982090620040308 (BBC7)
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An indispensable guide to what's on in the arts, theatre, canoeing and music from the first local national radio station.

An indispensable guide to what's on in the arts, theatre and canoeing.

Plus music from the first national local radio station.

Your indispensable guide to bargains in Margate and mouth-watering lunchtime theatre.

Your indispensable guide to bargains in Margate and mouth-watering lunchtime theatre. Stars Angus Deayton. From September 1982.

0205The Nigel Pry Show19820913
0206 LASTPick Of The Week1982092020040315 (BBC7)
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The best of the station's output, including the 1-minute playwright and 'Spot the Sexist'. With Philip Pope. From September 1982.

Including the one-minute playwright, Spot the Sexist and The Greatest Band on Earth.

Comedy, as Radio Active presents their Pick of the Week in a specially shortened programme.

The best of the station's output, including the one-minute playwright and 'Spot the Sexist'. With Philip Pope. From September 1982.

The best of the station's output, including the 1-minute playwright and 'Spot the Sexist'.

0305Buy British Exhibition1983080020040419 (BBC7)
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The first national local radio station is live from the Buy British Exhibition.

0306 LASTWhat's Going On At The Edinburgh Festival1983081620040426 (BBC7)
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The team visits a hospital.

First heard in December 1983.

More comedy as the first national local radio station is live from the 1983 Edinburgh Festival.

More comedy as the first national local radio station is 'live' from the Edinburgh Festival.

More comedy as the first national local radio station is 'live' from the Edinburgh Festival 1983.

Comedy from 1983 as the first national local radio station goes live from the Edinburgh Festival 1983.

03XMASRadio Active's Christmas Turkey1983122020031220 (BBC7)
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As Mike Channel loses his show, Anna Daptor brings festive cheer to a hospital.

Celebrate Christmas the Radio Active way as they visit a hospital.

The National Local Radio Station links up with Bethlehem and drops in on sick kids.

Stars Geoffrey Perkins.

From December 1983.

0406Bio Show1984081320030901 (BBC7)
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Move over Sue Lawley! The hapless DJs try their hand at a Desert Island Discs style interview.

The team profiles actor, director, author, lover and PoW Sir John Lesley, who recalls what it felt like when he was young.

0408 LASTMartin Chizzlenutt1984082720030915 (BBC7)
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The radio repertory company put on a performance of their version of the Dickens classic Martin Chizzlenutt.

Or is it David Chuzzabutt?

0501Wimbledon Special1985070520031103 (BBC7)
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It's the Radio Active Wimbledon Special with exclusive and exciting live coverage from Court 19.

Anyone for tennis? Exciting 'live' and exclusive coverage from Court 19.

Anyone for tennis? Exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19.

Stars Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

From July 1985.

Anyone for tennis? Radio Active's exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

Anyone for tennis? Exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19. From July 1985.

0503Out Of Your Depth1985071920021203
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Norman Tonsil will pay anything to transform Martin Brown into an all-round entertainer.

Martin Brown is out of his depth - quite literally.

It's Martin Brown's one and only chance to do something useful with his life, as owner Sir Norman Tonsil generously pays for him to become an all-round entertainer, for as long as it keeps him away from the radio station.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter and Richard Curtis.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

Have-a-go presenter Martin Brown is plunged into the deep end, and sinks.

0504Big Down Under Show - In Australia1985072620021210
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An altogether Australian show from the Radio Active team.

Australia: The team are broadcasting down under with Mike Flex in Sydney and Anne Adaptor in Adelaide. Stars Angus Deayton.

0508 LASTDid You Catch It?1985082320021119
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Sir Norman Tonsil chairs a discussion on the programmes heard on Radio Active last week.

AKA Choir Of The Year

On offer this week the Choir of the Year Competition which apparently was decided by a game of tug o' war.

0603Radio Active's Bogie Awards1986102520050822 (BBC7)
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Join the stars as they pick up their Bogies.

Join the stars as they collect their Bogies, and who will receive the much coveted gold plated award - Mike Flex by any chance?

0607In House Documentary1986112220050912 (BBC7)
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The team make a documentary about the 'ordinary' things they have done whilst living together.

The team make a documentary about the 'ordinary' things they have done while living together.

0608 LASTBackchat1986112920050919 (BBC7)
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The team use their 'unique' style to respond to listeners' complaints.

Mainly, this means Sir Norman Tonsil being rude.

0701It Was 20 Years Ago Last Tuesday1987082920050926 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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Join the team on a comic journey back to the halcyon days of the late 60s.

The on-air team look back to the halcyon days of 1967.

Stars Helen Atkinson Wood and Geoffrey Perkins.

0704Probe Round The Back [revised]1987091920040329 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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The Radio Active team ask the question: MI5 - friend, foe or motorway?

The hunt is on as the Radio Active team asks the question MI5 - Friend, foe or motorway?

The only local national radio station, Radio Active invites you to probe round the back in a special behind-the-scenes episode.

The Radio Active team ask the question: MI5 - friend, foe or motorway? Episode 2 of 6.

The on-air team's undercover interrogations reveal the identity of the 'Fifth Man'.

Stars Angus Deayton.

From September 1987.

0706The Flu Special1987100320090130 (BBC7)
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A full, in-depth medical probe, with song, dance, comedy and magic.

0707You And Your Things1987101220051031 (BBC7)
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Consumer champion Lynn Folds Over is consumed by all things consumer.

Lyn Folds-Over is consumed by all things consumer and the household dangers which could harm a small child.

From October 1987.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood.

0708 LASTThe Mega Phone-in1987101920051107 (BBC7)
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The Team Give You The Opportunity To Take Part In The Biggest Ever Phone-in - Just Dial In And Talk to the engaged signal.